Price Wedding – Hampton, VA Wedding Photographer

Talk about a beautiful day! Emily and Hunter had a wonderful, beautiful wedding day and I’m so glad I got to be a part of it! Their love for each other was obvious, but even more so, they were clearly the best of friends! I’m so glad to have been a part of their day after doing their engagement shots a while ago!

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Everything about the day was absolutely gorgeous. The ring, the dress, the bride, gifts to each other, the ceremony, and the reception. Everything was radiant and personal.

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His face when she walked down the aisle would make any girl an incredibly happy bride:

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After lighting a unity candle, they left the ceremony as Mrs. and Mr. Price!

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We got to take some incredible pictures at the Langley Air Force base where they had their reception. I think these images in front of the water might forever be some of my favorite shots!

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The entire group was a blast! The reception had a live band and lots of dancing and air guitar. Even Emily got up and sang “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift with the band!

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Overall, this was a wedding that easily was a blast. It was a party that truly celebrated the joining of two best friends!

The rest of their images can be seen here.

 

Caterer: Langley club

Cake: Lisa Wilkins

Hair Stylist: Terri Wells

Make-up: Christie Jones

Band: Brother Lucy

Bride’s Dress, shoes, and veil: Casablanca dress from Caryn’s Bridal in Farmville, VA

Bride’s Tiara: Blush Bridal Consignment Boutique in Newport News, VA

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alexia Dresses from Janie’s Bridal in Yorktown, VA

Groom’s and Groomsmens’ Suits: Men’s Warehouse

 

 

Schmunne Wedding – Loudoun County

This wedding has been a long time coming! Karlyn and I have known each other since middle school…and most of those years she’s been in love with John Michael. Their love story is a faerie tale and I am so blessed to be a part of it!


Now being friends for so long is a great privilege. The day started with excellently made mimosas and a beautiful breakfast for all the bridesmaids and myself😉


His brothers made this beautiful ring box with the Cinderella carriage on it!


Also, my favorite weddings have military traditions. Being a Navy brat myself, military uniforms get me excited!


Before the ceremony of course they wanted to have an intimate moment together. After the spot we wanted we couldn’t use and we couldn’t find a blindfold this corner worked out great! 


The whole ceremony was beautiful. I’ve never been to a high Catholic mass before! Such a privilege to be able to witness beautiful Latin and Eucharist. 


Their exit was a sword ceremony where some of his marine buddies gave them a grand exit!


I love seeing relationships where they are clearly best friends. And here we can see that!

One of my favorite shots from the whole day is actually an imitation of a picture Mama and Papa Dunne had from their wedding!


This whole group was a bunch of fun. Very silly people. So nice to see people who don’t take life too seriously!

Sisters vs. wife!

This picture has a long-standing tradition!

The reception of course was a blast. Lots of dancing, of course I partook!, great food, wine and beer, and incredible cake. 


A special moment during the ceremony: it was also Mama Dunne’s birthday so we all sang happy birthday to her!

So much happiness and love! I adore the way JM looks at her!


The garter was caught by her brother. Bouquet caught by his sister. Then came the awkward tradition of placing the garter on the girl. His face was priceless. Good job Liam!


Congratulations JM and Karlyn! You are very loved and blessed. I’m praying for your new marriage!

Dress: Private label by G, purchased at St. Anthony’s Bridal

Shoes: Madden Girl from DSW

Alterations: Blanca Shek, owner of Fresca Designs 

Veil: Blanca Shek

Jewelry: Express Jewelers

Bridesmaid necklaces: Express Jewelers

Rings: Express Jewelers

Groom: U.S. Marine Corps Dress Blue Alphas 

Flowers: Peggy Bier

Catering and Cake: Catering by Margarita

DJ: Entertainment with Class
Thank you to Kayla Reichard for being an incredible second shooter! Hopefully we can work again in the future!!
You can see their full gallery here

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Emily + Hunter – Engaged – Lynchburg Photographer

So stoked to be sharing this shoot with y’all! This couple was so fun to shoot. They are playful and loving and willing to try anything. We went to a bunch of different locations and fell in love at each one. Their beautiful smiles show their playfulness and the light in their eyes how their love for each other. Congrats on your engagement! Can’t wait to be at your wedding in the summer!
Check out the rest of the photos here

   

        

Austin – Headshots – Lynchburg Photographer

This guy is a man. I’m glad to know him as a friend but also to be privileged to share a stage with him. He’s hysterical and a STUD. He’s got a voice that tear your soul apart with tears and joy, and a presence that makes you feel secure. This guy is a teddy bear and very compassionate. He’s logical and slow to speak because he actually thinks before he speaks. There’s a lot I appreciate about him. Check out the rest of the pictures here.

Frejd Wedding – Bedford Photographer

I adore weddings!

Heading out to Bedford for this incredibly beautiful wedding was such a privilege!

Starting out in Lynchburg with getting her hair done:

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Once all done up, we drove to the Bedford Columns which is easily one of the prettiest venues I’ve yet to go to!

With beautiful columns and gold foil work on the gazebo, it was a beautiful place for photos.

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Getting to do photos with the group: man these guys were incredibly silly and laughed a lot (Shout out to my second shooter, John Carter, for getting this shot!)

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The ceremony was beautiful, with both the bride and groom being emotional. Check out his face when she walked out of the building!

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During the ceremony, the parents prayed, beautiful vows were exchanged with rings, and they were OFFICIALLY MARRIED.🙂

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Talk about beauty, this couple is ridiculously perfect.  They were both gorgeous, adorable, and so in love. Thank you for letting me be a part of your day!

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Apparently they have a tradition in the family to cut the cake with this SWORD. That’s right. That was pretty much the thing that sealed the deal on this being a fairy tale.

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The guests were all given ribbons to wave them out of the reception!

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and off into the sunset they rode, the perfect fairy tale.

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see the rest of the photos here!

Wedding Planner: Trish Lauk

Caterer: The Bedford Columns

Videographer: Ed Mally

Cake: The Bedford Columns

Hair and Make-up: Nicole Wood

DJ provided by the Bedford Columns

Wedding gown from Caryn’s Bridal.

Black Groom Tux and groomsmen suits from Men’s Warehouse

Bridesmaids dresses from azazie.com

Shelby – Headshots – Lynchburg Photographer

Let me tell you, I love redheads. That may or may not have anything to do with the fact that I personally am a redhead…by choice. Either way.

This beautiful redhead is a freshman at Liberty University and currently hails from Hawaii. (WHAT EVEN.) Anyway, she’s a fabulous woman of God and I’m already blessed by the joy that she radiates. Thank you for your friendship! Keep fighting and pressing on!

These are just some of my favorites but check out the rest here.

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Grant – Senior Pictures

Definitely posted this on the wrong blog of mine!🙂

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So stoked to share this shoot! I love senior pictures so so much! Grant I’ve known since he was incredibly small so it’s great to see how he’s grown into a suave, GQ of a young man! Congrats on your senior year, man! Rock it like I know you will.

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What’s even better is that two of his sisters got in these pictures with him!

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See the rest here

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I proudly present the Merrills!

I love weddings! I just finished editing through this wedding and I wanted to share it with everyone!

I’ve been photographing this couple for a few years now, so how wonderful is it that they are now married!

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Before the day of the wedding even arrived, I had done a bridal shoot with Bri, the gorgeous bride now with the last name Merrill!

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I also got a picture that I adore; it is of her dress in between her mother’s and her grandmother’s dresses:

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Then came the day of the wedding!

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There were lots of nervous jitters…but the day came together. No, it wasn’t “perfect” maybe because things happened that people could see as disasters, but without a doubt I know this wedding is remembered as perfect. Why? Because love was shared. Not just their own love, but the generational love, and the love of Christ. I know I couldn’t stand taking pictures without tearing up as the bride and groom served communion to all those present.

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also, check out Chris’s face when he first sees Bri!

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After the ceremony followed cocktail hour, wonderful dinner, and lots of dancing!

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The bride and groom left in an array of sparklers!

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We were lucky enough they wanted to play with some more sparklers before the night was officially over.

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My second shooter also got some wonderful pictures! Thanks Joi Lloyd for coming and working alongside me for this wedding! Here are a few of my favorite of hers:

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Congratulations Merrills! Enjoy your newlywed life!

Wedding Planner: Danielle Kathryn

Caterer/Reception Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax

Cake: Simply Desserts

Dress: Klienfields from Church Street Bridal in Lynchburg, VA

Veil: Grandmother’s veil

Groom’s tux: Calvin Klein

Bridal Party dresses: Little Borrowed Dress – “The Hillary”

Pringles – Engaged

Back in July I had the PRIVILEGE of shooting an engagement shoot for Ian and Deborah, two beautiful, Godly people madly in love. Deborah works at a stable in Moneta, Virginia near Smith Mountain Lake and so we got up bright and early for the sunrise, wrangled some horses, and went for a ride. There was a crazy amount of acreage so the only way to get around was to saddle up a horse and ride.

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If anyone who reads this knows me you KNOW I’m obsessed with horses and have been for a very long time.

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This is the first time I’ve gotten to ride a horse.

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Let me tell you, years of reading books about how to ride a horse paid off….very little. However, this was the greatest opportunity and I’m SO STOKED to be sharing these pictures with you.

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Click here to see the entire shoot!

Congrats Ian and Deborah! I’m sure your wedding day was beautiful and I hope you all are enjoying the newlywed life!

Headshots aren’t just for actors!

Let me tell you–I’ve been doing quite a few headshot sessions since I’ve gotten to college and starting working my own business. Honestly, these are my favorite sessions to shoot (followed very closely by weddings).

Most of my headshot sessions have been with actors, dancers, or singers because they need them for auditions.

BUT WAIT

if you’re in the business world often you need them, too!

I had the pleasure of doing headshots with Mary who was on my dorm my sophomore year at Liberty and we share a love for the theatre as she went to high school just down the road from my high school!

Anyway, check out these gorgeous pictures of this girl.🙂 Thanks for the privilege of getting to do your shots!

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